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Wendi Rico Mixed Breed Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Small
  • Golden

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Characteristics
Good with Dogs
Health
Vaccinations up to date.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.

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Meet Wendi Rico

Wendi Rico's story is truly touching, and it highlights the resilience and gentle nature of animals, even after facing hardships. For a dog like Wendi, who has endured abandonment, medical challenges, and isolation, her progress, such as wagging her tail and showing excitement at meal times, indicates significant positive changes and overall happiness. These developments are hopeful signs that, with continued patience and care, she can fully come out of her shell.

When considering adopting a dog like Wendi, it's important to approach interactions with sensitivity to her past experiences. Her initial hesitancy with touch is understandable given her history. Building trust with her will involve giving her space to approach in her own time and on her own terms. Small, gentle gestures, such as sitting quietly with her or offering treats from a distance, can help build her confidence around new people. Understanding her preferences and habits is crucial. Her love for quiet corners and sunlit yards, as well as her compatibility with other dogs, suggests she would thrive in a home that can provide both companionship and her own space to relax. Her ability to be part of a "pack" demonstrates her potential to integrate well with other pets, which is an excellent sign for households with existing animals. However, her ability to just "be is also a testament to a good fit in a home without pets.

Wendi's adaptability to both house and apartment living, provided she has opportunities to be outside, makes her a fit for various living situations. Her enjoyment in leisurely walks and her competence in signaling when she needs to go out are practical attributes that make daily routines smoother and more enjoyable for both her and her caretaker.

For anyone considering adopting Wendi, it's important to continue the nurturing environment her foster family has cultivated. Her adjustment to taking treats from hands and her response to gentle interactions show that she responds well to soft and patient approaches. Her tendency to be a bit shy around teens and preference for calmer environments suggest that she would do best in a quiet, patient home without young children. This would provide her the best opportunity to continue her social development at a comfortable pace.

Ensuring that she has access to her preferred quiet spots and regular opportunities to enjoy the outdoors will be key in helping her settle into a new permanent home.

Above all, what Wendi needs is a home filled with patience and love. With the right support and environment, she can enjoy a happy, fulfilling life despite her difficult beginnings. Her perfect family would be one that understands the value of time and gentle encouragement, allowing her to blossom at her own pace.

Adoption fee includes DHPP vaccine, Rabies vaccine (if age appropriate) heartworm testing, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, wellness vet visit, one month of pet insurance and microchip. All animals are examined by a veterinarian. Please fill out our application at https://gkarma.wufoo.com/forms/good-karma-pet-rescue-dog-adoption-screening/ if you would like to adopt or meet this dog, and we will be in touch right away!

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Wendi Rico

Wendi Rico

  • Mixed Breed
  • Adult
  • Female